Welcome to the home page for Anime North: Canada's premier fan run Anime convention!

Anime North is an anime convention located in Toronto, Canada that celebrates anime, manga, music, games and all other forms of Japanese Culture!
Anime North will be the weekend of May 22 - 24, 2015 at the Toronto Congress Centre and International Plaza Hotel.

Cosplay Contest Prize Update

Friday, 23 May 2014 00:36

Anime North is pleased to announce the generously donated prizes for some of our cosplay competitions.

For our first Friday Costume Workmanship Contest, the Travelodge Hotel Toronto Airport has donated a one night stay for two on the Executive Level including complimentary breakfast in the Executive Lounge, parking, airport shuttle service, and wireless internet service.

For more information about the Travelodge Hotel Toronto Airport, visit http://www.travelodge.ca/property/travelodge-hotel-toronto-airport

The Radisson Suite Hotel Toronto Airport has sponsored the prize for Best in Show for the Friday Night Skit Contest. The winner will receive paid accomodations (up to quad occupancy) for two nights with breakfast and parking included.

For more information about the Radisson Suite Hotel Toronto Airport East, visit http://www.radisson.com/toronto-hotel-on-m9w1j1/ontorair


The Holiday Inn Toronto Airport East has sponsored an amazing prize pack for Best in Show for the Saturday Night Masquerade. The winner will receive paid accomodations (up to quad occupancy) for two nights with breakfast and parking included.

For more information about the Holiday Inn Toronto Airport East, visit http://www.hitorontoairport.ca/


Updated Schedule!

Friday, 23 May 2014 00:29

The 2014 Schedule has been updated! Download it now!


Moonlight Ball Reminder

Wednesday, 21 May 2014 18:38

Quick! The action packed comic ball is still in need of your rescue – or ruin! This year’s Moonlight Ball theme is Heroes vs. Villains, and takes place on Friday evening, beginning at 8:00PM.

There will be food, games, prizes, a costume contest and much more! You can still pick up tickets to the Moonlight Ball at our booth located in Hall D of the TCC next to the Con-Aid booth on Thursday and Friday afternoon and evening up until the ball begins. Additional tickets can also be purchased at the door for $40 (while quantities last).


Guest Update: Jeffrey Parazzo and Kevin Duhaney

Wednesday, 21 May 2014 04:43

Pop Culture Canada and Super Extreme Anime Wrestling are proud to announce two very special guests -- Jeffrey Parazzo and Kevin Duhaney of Power Rangers Dino Thunder.


Live Action Adaptations and the Akira Project

Wednesday, 21 May 2014 03:08

Ever wonder what goes into bringing your favourite anime/manga, comic books and video games to real life? Join this panel of professional guests from the film and television industry to discover and explore the entire process! You'll learn about some of the planning, directing, props and weapons creation, wardrobe development, acting, stunts, VFX and much more! Followed by a panel featuring additional team members from The Akira Project - A live action fan film trailer. This is a panel you will not want to miss!

Read more: Live Action Adaptations and the Akira Project


A message from Cosplay Guest Ger Tysk

Wednesday, 21 May 2014 02:25

A message from cosplay guest Ger Tysk



Masquerade Update

Wednesday, 21 May 2014 02:12

Attention cosplayers! Hope you're ready for Anime North's internationally recognized Masquerade competition.

Download the registration form and find out more about our MC, Stage and Workmanship Judges, the prizes up for grabs, and how to make the most of your entry on stage!


Geeky Speed Dating

Tuesday, 20 May 2014 01:51

Find Geek Love this Anime North!

Single? Come mingle! Geeky Speed Dating is for all the fanboys and fangirls who have yet to meet their special someone.


New Trends in Japanese Pop Culture

Monday, 19 May 2014 20:27

Content media producer, author, and pop culture diplomat, Takamasa Sakurai, will be giving a presentation on New Trends in Japanese Pop Culture at the convention this year. Seating will be limited so don't be late, you won't want to miss this one!


Sound and Lighting Tips for the Saturday Masquerade

Monday, 19 May 2014 15:01

The Sound and Lighting team for the Saturday Night Masquerade competition have created the following videos to make sure you get the most out of your Masquerade presentation.


Guest Update: FancyWyldDead

Monday, 19 May 2014 13:58

The members of FancyWyldDead, graduates of Complections College of Makeup Art & Design, return this year to help you add the perfect finishing touches to your cosplay, and on Friday night they will be hosting ANIME ZOMBIE BEAUTY SCHOOL. Don't miss it!


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